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Windows 7: Function keys don't work after clean install

07 Jul 2012   #1
SamuelGE

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Function keys don't work after clean install

On my Sony VAIO I reinstalled windows after some problems and now my brightness Fn keys don't work, display output, hibernate or any others.
How can I make them work?

Thank you


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07 Jul 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Samuel,
You can go to the sony site and fetch the appropriate download for your computer.

Just find the list of downloads for your computer, read the descriptions and pick the ones you need.
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08 Jul 2012   #3
gregrocker

 

Hi again Samuel -

Are there missing drivers in Device Manager after doing all of your Important and optional Windows Updates? Which drivers?

As it says in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you should import these missing drivers from the Sony Support Downloads webpage for your model.

If the related driver is not missing, then try installing the one for that function from the list here: http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/pro...Z0E_BQ/updates

Searching google for function keys not working on sony VAIO VPCEE3Z0E I find this solution which may work for you: Sony: some keyboard keys suddenly stopped working.
But it may take more research, trial and error as Sony and Samsung are known to post software which doesn't always work on Clean Reinstalls.
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08 Jul 2012   #4
SamuelGE

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

All fixed now thank you.

But now when I use the function keys to adjust volume or brightness, a beep is played.
How could I stop that?
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08 Jul 2012   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

control panel | sound | Sounds tab |No Sounds scheme | OK button

You can play with the settings if you want to keep some sounds. Personally I like a quiet computer and always choose No Sounds
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08 Jul 2012   #6
SamuelGE

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thank you
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08 Jul 2012   #7
gregrocker

 

You're welcome, Sam.

Can you tell us exactly what solved this, in order to help others?
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08 Jul 2012   #8
SamuelGE

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hi again Samuel -

Are there missing drivers in Device Manager after doing all of your Important and optional Windows Updates? Which drivers?

As it says in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you should import these missing drivers from the Sony Support Downloads webpage for your model.

If the related driver is not missing, then try installing the one for that function from the list here: Sony : VPCEE3Z0E/BQ updates | Download updates for VPCEE3Z0E/BQ

Searching google for function keys not working on sony VAIO VPCEE3Z0E I find this solution which may work for you: Sony: some keyboard keys suddenly stopped working.
But it may take more research, trial and error as Sony and Samsung are known to post software which doesn't always work on Clean Reinstalls.
I used the link 'Sony: some keyboard keys suddenly stopped working', scrolled down a little where someone had made a list of which applications (and they also had direct download links) and which order to install them in.

There were 4 to install, setting utility series, Sony shared library, VAIO event service and finally VAIO control centre.

Thant is also the order, I have also attached links below in the correct order.

Setting Utility Series

Sony Shared Library

VAIO Event Service

VAIO Control Centre


Thanks again, I wouldn't have been able to sort this without your help.
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08 Jul 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

Very good to know. This will likely be a top Google search result for countless others who are facing the same issue.

The results in the help thread I linked were murkier but you pulled the steps off perfectly and redeemed the Sony software.

I've added a Special Note for Vaio owners to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Let us know if there are any other issues going forward and when ready you can mark the thread Solved at top.
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08 Jul 2012   #10
SamuelGE

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I used to think I was pretty good with Windows, but not so anymore, I only have time to use it, not fiddle like I used to.
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